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Free Water/Ice For Those Affected By Tropical Storm Isaias

Free Water/Ice For Those Affected By Tropical Storm Isaias
August 5, 2020

For residents in need of water or ice, JCP&L has activated the Water/Ice Program. Information can also be found on the county website here. #whywebreak #givelocal Residents affected by the recent tropical storm can go to the following stores to get free water/ice: · Acme Supermarkets, 3241 Route 9, Store 7960, Freehold – Monmouth County · Saker ShopRites, Inc., 3585... View Article

A Harvest of Goodness

A Harvest of Goodness
August 4, 2020

Thank you to Gabby Tanella and Steve Glenn Garden for this incredible donation of fresh produce for our families in need. It’s a harvest of kindness — one we truly appreciate. Fresh vegetables always are a welcome addition for the pantry.Our families love having such nutritious options for their evening meals.

“Cooking With My Hero”

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
August 4, 2020

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger The Children’s Cooking Class recently prepared one of Junior Chef Hailey’s favorite vegan meals — sweet potato black bean burger.To view the recent installment of “Cooking With My Hero,” visit our YouTube channel here. For the recipe, view it here. Happy Cooking!

Calvary Baptist Church Shows Some Love

Calvary Baptist Church Shows Some Love
August 3, 2020

Thanks to Calvary Baptist Church for donating 250 masks to Lunch Break. These will be used by staff, volunteers and distributed to clients to help keep everyone safe and healthy! Thank you Calvary Baptist Church for your generous gift!

Red Bank Rotary Donates Canopy

Red Bank Rotary Donates Canopy
August 3, 2020

Chuck Watson, Director of Operations at Lunch Break, presents Executive Director Gwen Love with a check from the Red Bank Rotary for our new outdoor canopy. The Rotary Foundation created a matching donation fund which covered the costs of the canopy and installation. The beautiful blue covering over the Client Choice Pantry door protects staff, volunteers and clients from the... View Article

A Toast to Generosity

A Toast to Generosity
August 3, 2020

Special thanks to Toast in Red Bank for helping to feed our neighbors in need with yummy meals. Amy Russo and her crew generously donated food for our grab-and- go meal service during the pandemic.Thank you Toast for caring about our community and for those who are struggling to make it through.

Back to School Drive Aug. 2-28

Back to School Drive Aug. 2-28
July 31, 2020

Please support the Community Backpack School Supply Drive from Aug. 2nd-28th at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank.Drop off supplies: 9-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon on Sunday.Distribution noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29th at Pilgrim Baptist.Thank you for ensuring that our students are well prepared for their first day of school. 

Long Branch Firefighters to the Rescue

Long Branch Firefighters to the Rescue
July 29, 2020

Thanks to Butch and the Long Branch Professional Firefighters at the Union Avenue station for donating 35 pounds of non-perishables and 50 coloring books for our struggling families.When Pantry Supervisor Chrissy Valkos decided to sell her old TV/DVD player on eBay to raise funds for Lunch Break, Butch saw the post because the station was in need of a new... View Article

Shadow Lake Sponsors FoodStock-Up Drive

Shadow Lake Sponsors FoodStock-Up Drive
July 28, 2020

We thank our friends at Shadow Lake Village in Red Bank for sponsoring a FoodStock-Up Drive and collecting 1,000 pounds of non-perishable items plus monetary donations to help stock our pantry. And thanks to Deb Herr and all the neighbors and friends who supported this wonderful effort!

DAR Sponsors A “Stuff the Truck”

DAR Sponsors A “Stuff the Truck”
July 28, 2020

A special thanks to Kathleen Evans and the Daughters of the American Revolution for organizing a “Stuff the Truck” food drive and marshaling friends and neighbors to collect more than 1,000 pounds of non-perishables. That’s great teamwork, by George (Washington)! We thank the DAR for its continued support.